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Could weight loss cause a rift in your relationship?

The study suggests getting in shape might lead to the downfall of that relationship if both of you aren't all-in on the weight loss transition. The study suggests getting in shape might lead to the downfall of that relationship if both of you aren't all-in on the weight loss transition.
Some couples said it made them better communicators, but most couples say it created a bit of tension. Some couples said it made them better communicators, but most couples say it created a bit of tension.
MARION, IL (KFVS) -

They say working out does the body good, but a new study says it might not be all good for your relationship with your partner.

The study suggests getting in shape might lead to the downfall of that relationship if both of you aren't all-in on the weight loss transition.

The study looks at 21 couples where one person is losing weight.

The couples were asked how the weight loss impacted their relationship.

Some couples said it made them better communicators, but most couples say it created a bit of tension.

Tracy Rone, owner of Vigiano's II Fitness in Marion, says she works out to look and feel good. That should, in turn be motivation for her partner to hit the gym not threaten them or make them feel insecure, which the study suggests.

"You can get closer too, you're bonding, you can spend time together, you're doing a healthy lifestyle. It's across the board good," said Rone.

The study also suggests that when one person loses weight, they are more likely to nag their significant other to do the same.

But Rone believes it should be a power tool.

"Good activity, endorphins rise, everybody wins, and attraction is just a bonus."

But for others, there's more than just a physical attraction

"It's not a make or break for me."

For Grant Elkin, being fit is a way of life but he says it doesn't have to be for his partner.

But whole heartedly believes in being healthy.

"Don't get too comfortable," he said.

Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of Texas at Austin conducted the study.

It found that they partner who lost the weight was more likely to talk about healthy living and it was when a partner resisted the changes or wasn't supportive that the relationship took a hit.

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